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Tour NYC's First Prefab Emergency Housing Units (PHOTOS)

by , 06/23/14

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The term “emergency housing” can have a negative connotation, conjuring up images of FEMA trailers or makeshift tents offering very few creature comforts. Fortunately, New York City and Garrison Architects have worked hard to turn this stereotype around for New Yorkers displaced by future disaster events with a new prefab housing prototype in Brooklyn. Inhabitat NYC’s Kevin Lee recently visited the test apartments and took a look inside. Check out his photos here.

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